richard taylor

Richard Taylor began his career as an artist giving several one man shows and winning recognition for his expertise in painting, sculpture, graphics and photography in the 1960's, He combined these diverse, creative talents with Rainbow Jam, a multi-media and graphics company, he founded with Kenvin lyman.

Rainbow jam went on to give concert performances in tandem with groups such as the Grateful Dead, Led Zeppelin, Santana and Jethro Tull. Richard created a string of dynamic posters for Salt lake City concerts including Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, The Grateful Dead, and Spirit among others. One of his earliest posters and one of the earliest Salt lake psychedelic posters is Taylor's Genesis\Fever Tree.

Richard began making films at this time, one of his earliest being "Integrator". In 1971 Taylor helped found Robert Axel and Associates where he received four Clios for his work on Seven-Up commercials including "Uncola". Taylor then worked extensively on Star Trek, The Motion Picture and Looker. Next Taylor designed and directed the innovative special effects for Walt Disney's Tron.

While at Apogee Production in the late 80's Richard won numerous national awards, including another Clio for his "Baseball" Seven-Up commercial. Subsequently Taylor continued his commercial excellence directing award winning spots while at Image Point Productions. Always on the crest of the leading technology, Richard executed concepts thought impossible just a few years ago.

Currently Richard Taylor is partnered with David Dryer of Dryer/Taylor Productions, where he continues fortifying his reputation for creativity, innovation and quality as one of the industries leading directors.

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